1989 Ford F-150 Repair Question
Truck wont start, howling sound coming from between transmission and transfer case
You mean the engine is cranking with spinning noise?
I can't tie up any noise between the transmission and transfer case with anything that works when ignition is turned to crank.
It should be the starter motor and it could have a bad pinion gear or you have a bad flywheel ring gear.
The engine isn't cranking, the belts not moving, nothing, the only thing when i turn the key is that noise, i checked, and the flywheel doesnt turn when i try to start it either
Yes, that means the starter is freewheeling. You would need to remove the starter to check if the starter gear is bad or you could have missing/worn tooths on the flywheel ring gear.
well i have the starter off and it looks like the teeth on both the starter and the flywheel(or at least the section i can see) are good, how would i check if the starter gear is bad?
The starter gear should turn one way wihout the shaft turning. If you turn it the other way, it should hold the shaft as the one way clutch grips it.
So i should only be able to turn the teeth one direction? Because i can turn it both ways
That means the one way clutch has failed.
So I need a new starter? or can I just get a new clutch or something for it?
There are starter gears available separately. Disassemble the starter and check the carbon brushes, if they are running low, might as well make a complete unit replacement.
Well I dont know if it was because of the starter or something else but the first time i turned the key it would make kind of a thump sound and that was it, but the second time it would start up fine. Do you think it was the starter binding up on something